Message #279: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Web Page for Arizona Site Steward Program Date: Fri, 30 Aug 96 12:38:00 MST Encoding: 45 TEXT The Arizona Site Stewards now have a web page at http://www.pr.state.az.us/partnerships/shpo/sitestew.html. Mary Estes is the coordinator for the Site Steward Program. Mary may be contacted at: Site Steward Program/AZ SHPO, 1300 West Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85009. Telephone: (602) 542-4009 / (602) 542-7143 / FAX (602) 542-4180. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For those without a browser and Internet access, here is the current text of the Site Steward webpage: http://www.pr.state.az.us/partnerships/shpo/sitestew.html. Mary Estes is What is the Arizona Site Steward Program? The Arizona Site Steward Program is an organization of volunteers, sponsored by the public land managers of Arizona, whose members are recruited, trained and certified by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a section of Arizona State Parks, and the Archaeology Advisory Commission. What is the goal of the Site Steward Program? The goal of the Site Steward Program is to increase public awareness of the significance and value of cultural resources, the damage done by artifact hunters, and to enhance the completeness of the statewide archaeological inventory. The program seeks volunteers from all areas of the state with a strong interest in heritage conservation and preservation. What do Site Stewards do? A Site Steward's primary role is to monitor both historic, prehistoric and paleontological sites for vandalism and to report damage to the appropriate land manager. However, many Stewards assist the land manager with site surveys, mapping, and rock art recording. Who can be a Site Steward? Site Steward must live in the State of Arizona for at least five months of the year and must be available to undergo the required 10 hours of classroom and field training in whatever area they live during the time a training might be scheduled. Currently there are over 400 Site Stewards in Arizona. Are you interested? To find out more about the Site Steward program, plan to attend a regional training session. Currently two are scheduled for the fall of 1996. For further information contact the Arizona Site Steward Program Coordinator at 542-7143.